Christmas in the Garden is Oregon’s largest Christmas light display in the sate. And possibly for several states around.
With the claim of over one million lights along with tons more fun and various activities for both children and adults alike, this could be the one don’t miss holiday event for you.
Christmas in the Garden is hosted in a 10-acre forest within the 80-acre Oregon Garden. A beautiful forest inside of a larger forest.
Main Address: map
Oregon Garden Resort
895 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381
- Dates: November 29th, 2019 – Jan 5th, 2020
- Hours of Operation: 5:00pm-9:00pm
- Location: Silverton Oregon
- Event Pricing: Calendar of Events
Suggested Donation: $2
5:30pm – 8:30pm Select Days
Wednesday-Sunday Only: November 29th–December 16th
Every Day: December 17th – December 23rd
Biergarten aka Beer Garden:
This will be the place for you adults to hang out but it’s not going to be a top-notch stop. Food wise you can basically expect snacks. Pizza, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, and sausages.
Beer wise, it is hosted by Stella Artois but they will have some classic traditions like Gluhwein, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and more. Entertainment wise, they will cycle the same few unknown groups throughout the month.
If you really want to waste more money, you can do so in the form of an added expensive concert.
Ticket Options Information and Cost
A single-day ticket price changes based on the date so you must buy it online on the site in advance to save $3. But they will then add a transaction fee to take from that savings.
The ticket sales site is a complete mess but this is where you buy your tickets.
What does General Admission Include?
Your tickets include access to the Garden of lights with over one million Christmas lights, colorful displays, a vendor market with lots of goodies to buy, a Biergarten for the adults, a Kiddie Corral for the little ones and much more.
- Children 10 and under are free.
- Tickets are $3 more at the door.
- Season Passes are cheaper until Nov. 28th
- Locals Get discounts
- Ice Skating and Tubing is not included and will cost you more.
Garden of Lights Season Passes
With a season pass, you can visit Christmas in the Garden as many times as you want throughout the season. However, tubing and ice skating still carries an additional cost.
Early Bird Pricing: $20 If you buy a pass before November 28th it is only $20 for the season.
Normal Pricing: $30 after November 28th.
Silverton Locals Discount: $10 only!
Oregon Garden Members: $10 if you are already a member of the Oregon Gardens.
Ice Skating Information
As mentioned, ice skating is not included and will cost you quite a bunch more. You can also obtain a season pass for ice skating to save some money.
The skating rink is covered and heated.
Early Bird Special: $30 ages 10 and under. $45 ages 11 and up.
Normal Price: $45 ages 10 and under. $60 ages 11 and up.
Daily and nightly costs will vary depending on the day of the event. Tickets can be bought here.
Snowless Tubing also cost extra.
Parking Options and Prices
You can tackle the parking issue in one of several ways.
- $10/$20 VIP Parking
- $5 on-site parking
- Free off-site parking
You may have your $5 parking validated for free if you spend $30 or more on food and beverage at the Garden View Restaurant or Fireside Lounge.
1. $10/$20 VIP Parking: $10 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The VIP Resort Parking lot is located right near the Garden of Lights main entrance. It is the only way to reserve a spot ahead of time but space is limited so you’ll want to buy your VIP Parking as soon as you know the dates you will attend. You may not buy VIP parking on-site. Only online with your tickets.
2. $5 On-site Parking: This is first come first serve and only available on-site at the parking booth. It is not as close to the main gate but still on-site and convenient.
3. Free off-site Parking: If you don’t want to shell out extra cash to park, there will be a few free parking lots in town with free shuttle service. The shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes between the hours of 4:45pm and 9:45pm. The ride itself can take between 10 and 25 minutes but this will depend on local traffic at the time. At this point, you may realize it’s best to just pay the extra $5 to park on-site and save yourself an hour of crowded back and forth troubles.
Free Parking Locations:
Robert Frost Elementary School – 201 Westfield St., Silverton
Gravel parking lot north of Roth’s, by Ratchet Brewing – 990 N. 1st St., Silverton
While we’ve covered all the fine details of parking, here’s more info if you’d like to read more.
Vendor Market and Shopping On-site:
The 2019 vendor market will have a rotating assortment of local vendors. It is your typical Oregon hippie market. Handmade beard oils, candles, “crafts”, and things. I’m sure you can find some gifts for friends here if you try hard enough.
Of course, you may stay at the Oregon Garden Resort and they have packages starting at just $149. But you may also stay at various locations around town to save some money.
Here are a few local Inns and even an RV Park for those of you traveling via motor home.
Silverton Inn & Suites
The McClaine House
Water Street Inn Silverton
Edward Adams House Bed and Breakfast
Silver Spur RV Park
But folks, when you’re in Silverton Oregon, be sure to check out Silverfalls State Park. It has 10 waterfalls and it is much more magical than a few million Christmas lights.